“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Lentil Burgers

February 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Lentil Burgers. To make these “Meatless” Burgers some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, Dried Lentils, Carrot, Mushrooms, Egg, Spices, Hot Pepper Sauce, Kaiser Rolls and more! The Burger is 124 calories and 20 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lentil Burgers
This vegetarian burger is low in calories but high in flavor! A dill and cucumber sauce tops a hearty lentil- and mushroom-based patty.

1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
1 small carrot, grated
1/4 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
1 egg
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash hot pepper sauce (optional)
Kaiser rolls

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 Lentil Burger with about 1 tablespoon sauce (without roll)

1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in lentils; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes or until lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed. Cool to room temperature.

2. Place lentils, carrot and mushrooms in food processor or blender; process until finely chopped but not smooth. (Some whole lentils should still be visible.) Stir in egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic and thyme. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours.

3. Shape lentil mixture into four (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook patties over medium-low heat about 10 minutes or until browned on both sides.

4. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, dill, black pepper, salt and hot pepper sauce, if desired, in small bowl. Serve sauce over burgers.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 124 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 166 mg, Fiber: 1 g


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